Nfld. & Labrador

Fire displaces 9 tenants in St. John's

Firefighters were quick to put out an apartment fire in St. John's – that displaced tenants people early Tuesday morning.

Cashin Avenue fire

11 years ago
Duration 4:38
Scenes from a fire on Cashin Avenue that left 10 people homeless Tuesday

Firefighters were quick to put out an apartment fire in St. John's – that displaced  9 people early Tuesday morning.

A tenth person who provides home-support care for one tenant was on duty at the time and was also forced out of the building, according to the Canadian Red Cross.

A crew could see flames in the basement apartment on Cashin Avenue when they arrived just before 5 a.m.

Fire Captain Rene Perrin said a crew brought it under control within minutes.

He said people were still inside when firefighters arrived, but they are reportedly not injured.

Perrin said the building on Cashin Avenue has six apartments.

He said residents of those apartments were being transported to a safe place.

Two of the residents were taken to hospital but they were not seriously injured.

The Canadian Red Cross is helping six people with some emergency aid, though it’s hoped the majority will be allowed to return home soon since the fire was mostly contained to a basement-level apartment.

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